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Security technologies are always changing, so staying safe means staying up to date. We understand this is a big responsibility and work hard to protect your information and put you in control. These additional permissions may change the way your data is collected and shared, as extensions and applications might have access to data regarding the websites you visit, and might be capable of monitoring or modifying your interactions with the web. You can edit or terminate your account at any time through your Google Account settings. Retrieved May 3, The effect of Do Not Track depends on whether a website responds to the request, and how the request is interpreted. Chrome used the WebKit layout engine until version

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This move enabled third-party developers to study the underlying source code and to help port the browser to the macOS and Linux operating systems. It is possible to develop applications, extensions, and themes for Chrome. They are zipped in a. Google has an official developer's guide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the web browser. For the operating system, see Chrome OS. Google Chrome version history. Material Design motif used from September onward for mobile version and October onward for desktop version.

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We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners — like publishers, advertisers, developers, or rights holders. For example, we share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services. We also allow specific partners to collect information from your browser or device for advertising and measurement purposes using their own cookies or similar technologies.

All Google products are built with strong security features that continuously protect your information. The insights we gain from maintaining our services help us detect and automatically block security threats from ever reaching you. We work hard to protect you and Google from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold, including:.

You can export a copy of your information or delete it from your Google Account at any time. In some cases, we retain data for limited periods when it needs to be kept for legitimate business or legal purposes.

We try to ensure that our services protect information from accidental or malicious deletion. Because of this, there may be delays between when you delete something and when copies are deleted from our active and backup systems.

We regularly review this Privacy Policy and make sure that we process your information in ways that comply with it. We maintain servers around the world and your information may be processed on servers located outside of the country where you live.

Data protection laws vary among countries, with some providing more protection than others. Regardless of where your information is processed, we apply the same protections described in this policy. When we receive formal written complaints, we respond by contacting the person who made the complaint. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of your data that we cannot resolve with you directly.

This Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Google LLC and its affiliates , including YouTube, Android, and services offered on third-party sites, such as advertising services.

We change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We always indicate the date the last changes were published and we offer access to archived versions for your review.

The following links highlight useful resources for you to learn more about our practices and privacy settings. For example, if you watch videos about baking on YouTube, you may see more ads that relate to baking as you browse the web. For example, when you type an address in the To, Cc, or Bcc field of an email you're composing, Gmail will suggest addresses based on the people you contact most frequently.

If you add your phone number to your account, it can be used for different purposes across Google services, depending on your settings. For example, your phone number can be used to help you access your account if you forget your password, help people find and connect with you, and make the ads you see more relevant to you. For example, if you add a credit card or other payment method to your Google Account, you can use it to buy things across our services, like apps in the Play Store.

We may also ask for other information, like a business tax ID, to help process your payment. In some cases, we may also need to verify your identity and may ask you for information to do this. We also use this information to help protect your account. Android devices with Google apps include devices sold by Google or one of our partners and include phones, cameras, vehicles, wearables, and televisions.

For example, we collect information about views and interactions with ads so we can provide aggregated reports to advertisers, like telling them whether we served their ad on a page and whether the ad was likely seen by a viewer. We may also measure other interactions, such as how you move your mouse over an ad or if you interact with the page on which the ad appears. Your device may have sensors that can be used to better understand your location and movement. For example, an accelerometer can be used to determine your speed and a gyroscope to figure out your direction of travel.

All these things help to determine your location. You can use your device settings to enable Google Location services. For example, information about security threats can help us notify you if we think your account has been compromised at which point we can help you take steps to protect your account. For example, advertisers may upload data from their loyalty-card programs so that they can better understand the performance of their ad campaigns.

For example, we continuously monitor our systems to look for problems. And if we find something wrong with a specific feature, reviewing activity information collected before the problem started allows us to fix things more quickly. For example, we use cookies to analyze how people interact with our services.

And that analysis can help us build better products. We can then redesign that feature and improve the product for everyone. You can learn more here. You may also see personalized ads based on information from the advertiser. If you shopped on an advertiser's website, for example, they can use that visit information to show you ads. When showing you personalized ads, we use topics that we think might be of interest to you based on your activity.

For example, you may see ads for things like "Cooking and Recipes" or "Air Travel. And we require the same from advertisers that use our services.

Google Analytics relies on first-party cookies, which means the cookies are set by the Google Analytics customer. Using our systems, data generated through Google Analytics can be linked by the Google Analytics customer and by Google to third-party cookies that are related to visits to other websites.

For example, an advertiser may want to use its Google Analytics data to create more relevant ads, or to further analyze its traffic. Some examples of how we use your information to help keep our services safe and reliable include:.

When we detect spam, malware, illegal content, and other forms of abuse on our systems in violation of our policies, we may disable your account or take other appropriate action. In certain circumstances, we may also report the violation to appropriate authorities. This activity might come from your use of Google services, like from syncing your account with Chrome or your visits to sites and apps that partner with Google. Many websites and apps partner with Google to improve their content and services.

For example, a website might use our advertising services like AdSense or analytics tools like Google Analytics , or it might embed other content such as videos from YouTube. These services may share information about your activity with Google and, depending on your account settings and the products in use for instance, when a partner uses Google Analytics in conjunction with our advertising services , this data may be associated with your personal information.

Learn more about how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps. There are over 2 million non-Google websites and apps that partner with Google to show ads. Blocking this cookie would prevent Google Docs from working as expected. Like other technology and communications companies, Google regularly receives requests from governments and courts around the world to disclose user data. Respect for the privacy and security of data you store with Google underpins our approach to complying with these legal requests.

In general, the fact that you use Chrome to access Google services, such as Gmail, does not cause Google to receive any additional personally identifying information about you. On Google websites and other websites that opt in, if Chrome detects signs that you are being actively attacked by someone on the network a "man in the middle attack" , Chrome may send information about that connection to Google or the website you visited to help determine the extent of the attack and how the attack functions.

Google provides participating website owners with reports about attacks occurring on their sites. To load web pages faster, Chrome has a setting that can look up the IP addresses of links on a web page and open network connections. Sites and Android apps can also ask the browser to preload the pages you might visit next.

Preloading requests from Android apps are controlled by the same setting as Chrome-initiated predictions. To get more geographically relevant information, Chrome gives you the option to share your location with a site. Chrome uses Google Location Services to estimate your location. The information that Chrome sends to Google Location Services may include:. Google doesn't have control over third-party websites or their privacy practices, so be cautious when sharing your location with a website.

Chrome periodically sends information to Google to check for updates, get connectivity status, validate the current time, and estimate the number of active users. If Google is your default search engine, Chrome contacts Google when you start searching or when you change networks, so you can get the best local web address for sending search queries.

If you are signed in to a Google site or signed in to Chrome and Google is your default search engine, searches you perform using the address bar in Chrome are stored in your Google account. To help you find information faster, Chrome uses the prediction service provided by your default search engine to offer likely completions to the text you are typing.

Predictions can also based on your browsing history. Autofill and password management. Chrome sends Google limited, anonymous information about the web forms that you encounter, including a hashed URL of the web page and details of the form's structure, so that we can improve our Autofill and password management services. If you are signed in to the Chrome browser and you have credit cards stored in your Google Payments Account, then Chrome will offer you the option of filling those cards into web forms.

In addition, if you enter a new credit card into a web form, Chrome will offer to save your credit card and related billing information to your Google Payments account. If you use a card from Google Payments or choose to save your credit card in your Google Payments account for future use, Chrome will collect information about your computer and share it with Google Payments to protect you from fraud.

On Android, if supported by the merchant, Chrome will also allow you to pay using Android Pay. In order to customize your browsing experience based on languages that you prefer to read, Chrome will keep a count of the most popular languages of the sites you visited. This language preference will be sent to Google to customize your experience in Chrome. Web Apps on Android. On Android devices, if you select "add to homescreen" for a website that has been optimized for fast, reliable performance on mobile devices , then Chrome will use a Google server to create a native Android package for that web site on your device.

The Android package allows you to interact with the web app as you would with an Android app. For example, the web app will appear in your list of installed apps. Usage statistics and crash reports. By default, usage statistics and crash reports are sent to Google to help us improve our products. Usage statistics contain information such as preferences, button clicks, and memory usage. In general, usage statistics do not include web page URLs or personal information, but, if you are signed in to Chrome and syncing your browsing history in your Google Account without a Sync passphrase, then Chrome usage statistics include information about the web pages you visit and your usage of them.

For example, we may collect statistics to identify web pages that load slowly. We use this information to improve our products and services, and to give web developers insight into improving their pages. Crash reports contain system information at the time of the crash, and may contain web page URLs or personal information, depending on what was happening at the time the crash report was triggered.

We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with partners — like publishers, advertisers or web developers. You can change whether usage statistics and crash reports are sent to Google at any time. If Google Play apps are enabled on your Chromebook and Chrome usage statistics are enabled, then Android diagnostic and usage data is also sent to Google. Some websites encrypt media to protect against unauthorized access and copying.

In the process of allowing access to this media, session identifiers and licenses may be stored locally. These identifiers can be cleared by the user in Chrome using Clear Browsing Data with "Media licenses" enabled.

The identifier is stored on your system. If you access HD content on Chrome OS, a content provider may ask Chrome for a certificate to verify the eligibility of the device. To verify your device, your Chromebook will share data about its hardware attributes with the website, and will use Verified Access to certify that its cryptographic keys are protected by Chrome hardware.

Chrome will prompt you to allow or deny this verification check. This notice describes the Google services that are enabled by default in Chrome. In addition, Chrome may offer other Google web services. For example, if you encounter a page in a different language, Chrome will offer to send the text to Google for translation. You will be notified of your options for controlling these services when you first use them.

You can find more information in the Chrome Privacy Whitepaper. Chrome includes a number of identifiers necessary to power features. For example, if you use push messaging, an identifier is created in order to deliver notices to you. Where possible, we use non-unique identifiers and remove identifiers when they are no longer needed. Additionally, the following identifiers help us develop, distribute, and promote Chrome, but are not directly related to a Chrome feature.

Each copy of the Windows desktop version of the Chrome browser includes a temporary randomly generated installation number that is sent to Google when you install and first use Chrome. This temporary identifier helps us estimate the number of installed browsers, and will be deleted the first time Chrome updates. The mobile version of Chrome uses a variant of the device identifier on an ongoing basis to track the number of installations of Chrome.

In order to help us track the success of promotional campaigns, Chrome generates a unique token that is sent to Google when you first run and use the browser. In addition, if you received or reactivated your copy of the desktop version of the Chrome browser as part of a promotional campaign and Google is your default search engine, then searches from the omnibox will include a non-unique promotional tag.

All mobile versions of the Chrome browser also include a non-unique promotional tag with searches from the omnibox. Chrome OS may also send a non-unique promotional tag to Google periodically including during initial setup and when performing searches with Google. We sometimes conduct limited tests of new features. Chrome includes a seed number that is randomly selected on first run to assign browsers to experiment groups.

Experiments may also be limited by country determined by your IP address , operating system, Chrome version, and other parameters. A list of field trials that are currently active on your installation of Chrome is included in all requests sent to Google. When you sign in to the Chrome browser or a Chromebook with your Google Account , your personal browsing data is saved on Google's servers and synced with your account.

This type of information can include:. These settings are automatically loaded for you anytime you sign in to Chrome on other computers and devices. To customize the specific information that you synchronize, use the "Settings" menu. For children with Google Accounts created in Family Link, sign-in is required and Chrome Sync cannot be disabled because it provides parent management features, such as website restrictions. However, children with these accounts can still delete their data and disable synchronization of most data types.

When you sync Chrome with your Google Account, we use your browsing data to improve and personalize your experience within Chrome. You can change this setting on your Account History page or manage your private data whenever you like. If you don't use your Chrome data to personalize your Google experience outside of Chrome, Google will only use your Chrome data after it's anonymized and aggregated with data from other users.

Google uses this data to develop new features, products, and services, and to improve the overall quality of existing products and services.

If you would like to use Google's cloud to store and sync your Chrome data but you don't want Google to access the data, you can encrypt all of your synced data with your own sync passphrase.

You can limit the information Chrome stores on your system by using incognito mode or guest mode. In these modes, Chrome won't store certain information, such as:. Chrome won't share existing cookies with sites you visit in incognito or guest mode. Sites may deposit new cookies on your system while you are in these modes, but they'll only be stored and transmitted until you close the last incognito or guest window.

When you make changes to your browser configuration, like bookmarking a web page or changing your settings, this information is saved.

These changes are not affected by incognito or guest mode.

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